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Fairy Knowe Hotel

Dumbleton Road | PO Box 28, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Wilderness
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Paterson, South Africa
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were not welcomed with our arrival. Rooms were poorly maintained. Television did not work and had to be fixed upon request. Dining area was not cleaned properly from previous service. Curtains did not cover windows fully.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This has always been a family favourite over the years. Unfortunately it doesn't look like any renovation has been done in this time either. The rooms are clean but really not up to even a 3 star standard. For a similar price there are many hotels and beautifully appointed B&B's in the area. If only they did regular refurbishment to... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was Nice and helpful but it would have been very nice to actually have cater for muslims as we need halaal food the reson why im mentioning it is coz there are no fridge or anything in the room to use to make something to eat so we need to leave the premises to go get food and then we... More 

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hotelGardenRuote, General Manager at Fairy Knowe Hotel, responded to this review

The team here at the Fairy Knowe would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review. It’s always helpful to understand what our guest experience. We have just in the last month had a change of management and are implementing new systems and getting things back up to scratch. We have been putting some thought into... More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service and friendly staff and the beautiful location made our stay a lovely one. The hotel is old and the decor and fixtures are very outdated, so don't expect luxury. The room was clean, neat and comfortable and the breakfast good. We had dinner at the hotel on the first night which was decent, however I recommend trying one... More 

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hotelGardenRuote, General Manager at Fairy Knowe Hotel, responded to this review

The team here at the Fairy Knowe would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review. It’s always helpful to understand what our guest experience. We have just in the last month had a change of management and are implementing new systems and getting things back up to scratch. Our beautiful hotel is in need of... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is obviously an old hotel with plenty of "experiences" oozing from it. Dont expect more than a comfortable and friendly stay otherwise you may be disappointed. The food was good and we had more than sufficient to eat at any sitting. Its conveniently located to get to all sorts of activities in the area; birding hiking , mountain biking... More 

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hotelGardenRuote, General Manager at Fairy Knowe Hotel, responded to this review

The team here at the Fairy Knowe would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review. It’s always helpful to understand what our guest experience. We have just in the last month had a change of management and are implementing new systems and getting things back up to scratch. The hotel is in much need of... More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't receive the room we had booked. There was no hot water during our stay either. The hotel is in dire need of an upgrade as its a nice location.The stay was very disappointing for such a beautiful town.

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hotelGardenRuote, General Manager at Fairy Knowe Hotel, responded to this review

The team here at the Fairy Knowe would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review. It’s always helpful to understand what our guest experience. We have just in the last month had a change of management and are implementing new systems and getting things back up to scratch. It is sadly not a great thing... More 

Kleinmond South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our third visit so we are familiar with the layout and facilities of this comfortable hotel and its lovely setting. The room we always stay in is on the river bank so has lovely views and is great for older visitors. No stairs and you can park outside your door:-) Unfortunately Eden Adventures has had to move from... More 

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hotelGardenRuote, General Manager at Fairy Knowe Hotel, responded to this review

The team here at the Fairy Knowe would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review. It’s always helpful to understand what our guest experience. We have just in the last month had a change of management and are implementing new systems and getting things back up to scratch. Eden Adventures have been providing a great... More 

George, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay at Fairy Knowe, however there is a bit of maintenance needed in the room. The suitcase shelf was hanging by a thread and the cupboards smell like mildew. The room cater for 4-5 people but there was only 3 cups for coffee. Apart from that we were pleased with everything and the breakfast was a... More 

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The team here at the Fairy Knowe would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review. It’s always helpful to understand what our guest experience. We have just in the last month had a change of management and are implementing new systems and getting things back up to scratch. Your break away from everyday life should... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, we did purchase one of those cityslicker vouchers and stayed there for two nights in one of those huts. Actually there's not much to moan about the staff, the place itself or anything else. Its just that this place looks so very old, it just reminds me on holiday with my parents 35 years ago.

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The team here at the Fairy Knowe would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review. It’s always helpful to understand what our guest experience. We have just in the last month had a change of management and are implementing new systems and getting things back up to scratch. This beautiful hotel has so much history... More 

Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A place worth visiting again. Friendly staff. Room was really neat and clean. Bed and bedding was excellent. Shower in bath with shower curtain to old fashion. Surrounding relaxing. Will definitly go again.

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Address: Dumbleton Road | PO Box 28, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 42
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